The DeLorean Owners Club UK Forum

Full Version: RHD Project for auction, 1st Sept 2018
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Hi Chris,

I'd be interested to know what the part number is on the brake master cylinder if you're able to access it and take a photo?

Some of the right-handers with the dual servo set-up have a non-standard Girling brake master cylinder and it would be interesting to see if VIN 5730 has one fitted too.
I'll check it this morning Phil,i t certainly has the Duel Servo set-up, just like AXI 1698. Talk later.
Just had a nice little find on eBay..    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183619416253.  MGJ on road test with Autocar.  Matt had already borrowed some photo's from the original photo-shoot.

[attachment=497][attachment=498][attachment=499]

Yesterday I was busy flushing the cooling water.....twice ...running the engine up to temp both times, and it held very nicely with fans clicking in and out. I'm now awaiting delivery of some proper coolant/rad flush, and I will then go through the whole thing again before adding anti-freeze. Not had chance to look at the brakes again yet. 

Ive noticed a rusting pipe on my gearbox oil cooler....dripping transmission fluid...another job. Rolleyes
(21 Jan 2019, 13:10)Chris P Wrote: [ -> ]The DVLA have come up trumps with my log book......! Big Grin  and look at the notes on the bottom! Big Grin Big Grin

Does this mean it will be relatively straight forward to put the AXI 1699 number back onto the car?
I'm hoping so Stewart, but have not 'seriously' enquired until I have got an MOT in my hands.

It only had the AXI 1699 number on it, whilst at the Factory and for about 2 years in total......but has been MGJ 126Y for the last 36 years!

I'm not 100% sure which number would best on the car!     Any Ideas folks?  Undecided
Seeing as Nigel's now has it's AXI plate, and it is the third of three, 1699 would be the way to go in my mind!
AXI any day. Thats the number in all thr contemporaneous publicilty.
Has to be AXI Smile
AXI for me too.



Also, I would remove that photo with your address on it Chris, if I were you. Don't need some disenchanted yoof paying you a visit.
Hi Dermot,

my name and details have been 'out there' for many years now.......even before I was Secretary of the DOC.   I'm also into lots of other stuff which are in the public domain ........a quick google search is all anyone needs to do, if they are that interested. Indeed, that accessibility helped, as I in gathered so much stuff for our book...people CAN find me. 

  However my house and garage are a bit like 'Fort Knox' ..... I take my security seriously.

I'm not the shy and retiring type and it doesn't bother me at all, but thanks for your concern.
(24 Jan 2019, 22:07)Dangermouse Wrote: [ -> ]Don't need some disenchanted yoof paying you a visit.

It's ok, I usually phone ahead.
(25 Jan 2019, 16:46)Matt Clark Wrote: [ -> ]
(24 Jan 2019, 22:07)Dangermouse Wrote: [ -> ]Don't need some disenchanted yoof paying you a visit.

It's ok, I usually phone ahead.

Your not a yoof any more now Matt......your a young family man and homeowner, with lots of responsibilities ...and a Delorean!

Mind you, when you first came to my house...you may have been a 'yoof' then....remember that tatty old black cab you used to drive?  Shy

Once any miscreant has climbed over my 12 foot electric gates,  he will encounter my own personal security guard, watching over my car.....thats if he can first get it out of its storage vault!  Wink

    
                               [attachment=517] [attachment=510].   [attachment=512]

Oh Yes...I forgot to mention the highly trained 'attack dog' ...looking through the gate!
[attachment=525][attachment=521]Hi Folks, a bit of an update:- [attachment=522][attachment=524]
[attachment=526]

Mostly cleaning, painting, re-plating, new Dave H heat shield, new tyres, repainted wheels, refurbished rear brakes etc etc. 

The cooling systems has been flushed out 3 times, after replacing all the rubber hoses and referbing the water pump. 

The engine oil and filter has been changed twice after running it for an hour or so each time.

 The idler bearings and belts replaced, the steel oil pipe on the auto box oil cooler had rotted through and has been replaced.

Funnily enough, the exhaust system is fine, with no blowing on the manifolds. The original cat bypass pipe (welded in place) Is   still OK.

It starts on the button and the wheels go around in the appropriate direction...but Ive not dared try in under its own power ...in case I end up driving through my garage end wall....as I've still got to finish and test the brakes...been putting that off!



Onwards and upwards.....
[attachment=533][attachment=535]



Not strictly the correct place to put this....but here you go anyway.

It doesn't seem 10 mins since I was writing to JZD asking him to sign some stuff for me.....but guess what?

20 years have slipped by! Blush.......take a tip you young folk, enjoy the day...because it's later than you think!
(25 Feb 2019, 16:44)Chris P Wrote: [ -> ]Not strictly the correct place to put this....but here you go anyway.

It doesn't seem 10 mins since I was writing to JZD asking him to sign some stuff for me.....but guess what?

20 years have slipped by! Blush.......take a tip you young folk, enjoy the day...because it's later than you think!
Happy belated birthday Chris P  Big Grin Big Grin
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12